Marc Polmans

  • Age19
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“I want to try and play as many (ATP) Challengers as I can. They are always strong tournaments at this level and you’ve got to be ready to go from the first game.”

— Marc Polmans, 30 Oct 2016

» Polmans seeded in Canberra

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, Canberra Challenger

Marc Polmans in the news

Bolt returns to qualify in Happy Valley
2 January, 2017

Alex Bolt returns from nine-month hiatus to qualify at ATP Challenger in Happy Valley joining fellow South Australian Luke Saville in the main draw.
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Smith upsets Whittington in AO Play-off
John-Patrick Smith in action at the Australian Open Play-off; Getty Images
14 December, 2016

John-Patrick Smith navigated tricky conditions at Melbourne Park to perfection on Wednesday, ousting No.1 seed Andrew Whittington to reach the semis.
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Groth confident of strong AO Play-off showing
Sam Groth: Getty Images
11 December, 2016

Sam Groth feels his elite-level experience and good recent form on the ATP Challenger Tour stand him in good stead for a shot at an Australian Open 2017 wildcard.
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Biggest movers: Aussie teens on the rise
(L-R) Omar Jasika, Marc Polmans and Alex De Minaur; Getty Images
8 November, 2016

Marc Polmans, Omar Jasika and Alex De Minaur all enjoyed big ranking improvements this week, while James Duckworth crept closer to a top 100 return.
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