Marc Polmans

  • Age19
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“Overall, I’m still happy. Of course, I would have preferred to have come away with the title, but that’s OK, there’s always next week.”

— Marc Polmans, 2 Oct 2016

» Polmans’ streak ends in Brisbane final

On court

  • Began playing tennis at the age of four after visiting his local club.
  • Born in South Africa, his family moved to Australia and settled in southeast Melbourne.
  • Captured the Danish Junior Cup singles title in 2012.
  • Ultimate goal is to win a Grand Slam event, represent Australia and reach the World’s top 10.
  • Admires former world no. 1 Rafael Nadal because he is “the best competitor in the world”
  • Career influences include his parents plus Tony Vermaak, his first tennis coach.

Off court

  • Hobbies include computer games plus playing badminton, squash and table tennis.
  • His parents are Gavin and Nicola and he has a younger brother, Greg.


Year-end singles ranking history

2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813



2016 Mozambique F1 ITF, Mozambique F2 ITF, Zimbabwe F2 ITF, Alice Springs F5 ITF


2016 Zimbabwe F1 ITF, USA F25 ITF, USA F26 ITF, Brisbane F6 ITF

Marc Polmans in the news

Purcell makes second straight semifinal
Max Purcell in action at the Toowoomba Pro Tour event in 2016; Tennis Australia
7 October, 2016

Max Purcell has continued his breakthrough 2016 season with a second successive semifinal on the Australian Pro Tour - this time in Toowoomba.
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Biggest movers: Aussie teens making gains
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
4 October, 2016

Lizette Cabrera and Marc Polmans have enjoyed huge rankings gains following their success on the Australian Pro Tour, while fellow teen Destanee Aiava has soared more than 100…
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Polmans’ streak ends in Brisbane final
2 October, 2016

Marc Polmans has been unsuccessful in his bid for consecutive Pro Tour titles, going down to American Jarmere Jenkins in Sunday's Brisbane final.
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Polmans posts maiden Pro Tour title in Alice Springs
24 September, 2016

Victorian teenager Marc Polmans takes the title in Alice Springs - his first on the Australian Pro Tour.
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