Marc Polmans

  • Age19
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“Yeh I’m extremely overwhelmed to be honest, at the start of the week I really didn’t think we’d be in the semi-final of a Grand Slam.”

— Marc Polmans, 25 Jan 2017

» Polmans and Whittington clinch No.1 triumph

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

Back to business for Whittington and Polmans in Burnie
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington of Australia compete against Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia in their doubles semifinal match on day 11 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Pat Scala/Getty Images)
30 January, 2017

Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington are among the Aussies at the ATP Challenger in Burnie this week after their Australian Open doubles semifinal appearance.
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Polmans and Whittington clinch No.1 triumph
Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington celebrate their semi-final berth.
25 January, 2017

Melbourne’s very own Polmans/Whittington continue to spring the surprise at the Australian Open with a 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4 triumph over No.1 pairing Herbert/Mahut.
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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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