We at Park are excited to partner with Vince Spadea, former ATP Tour professional tennis player with a career high world ranking of 18 (February 28, 2005).
During his time on the tour, Vince had ATP career singles wins over Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Patrick Rafter, Richard Krajicek, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Marat Safin, and Gustavo Kuerten. He reached the quarter-finals of the 1999 Australian Open, having beaten Andre Agassi in the fourth round. He represented the United States in the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics. He was also part of the USA Davis Cup Team in 2000 and 2004.
Vince continues to stay involved in tennis by participating in pro-celebrity exhibitions and coaching. His very busy schedule also includes managing his entertainment agency in California and selling luxury real estate. When Vince recently joined the PARK team as a Brand Ambassador, we had the opportunity to speak with him about tennis, life and PARK.
Complete the sentence, "Because of tennis, I..."
.... have had the opportunity to travel to more than 40 countries. I also had the honor of representing the USA in two Olympic Games: 2000 in Sydney, and 2004 in Athens. Tennis has given me the opportunity to develop friendships and relationships globally and this has helped me significantly moving on after tennis in my other endeavors.
How does tennis continue to influence your life?
Tennis has continued to influence my life by allowing me to transfer my knowledge and experience to students and tennis enthusiasts. Tennis is a lifetime sport so I am able to continue to play for leisure and participate in charity events and contribute to the community. I am able to use the same work ethic that I learned to become a pro tennis player, and it helps me improve all aspects of my new business ventures.
How do Park products fit into your lifestyle? Park products are perfect for my lifestyle because I am constantly on the move and they have great products for both on and off the court with tennis bags, weekend bags, backpacks and much more. They are the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship.
What are some words of advice you can give to other tennis players that want to succeed in tennis? For players that want to succeed in tennis my best advice is to believe in yourself, work hard and know that you make all the decisions on the court. Be smart in the choices you make, build a great team and keep the standard of excellence at the highest level daily.