PLAYER PROFILE

Marc Polmans

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
119
ATP
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“It was just a few points here and there, and I just tried to play a little more aggressive and try to get him moving. ”

— Marc Polmans, 21 Jan 2020

» Australian Open: Battling Polmans caps memorable day for Aussie men

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

2018 144
2017 318
2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Zhangjiagang Challenger, Traralgon Challenger

2018 Launceston Challenger, Renmark F1 ITF, Mildura F2 ITF, Mornington F3 ITF

2017 Canberra F2 ITF, Canberra F3 ITF

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

Finals

2019 Kaohsiung Challenger

2018 Mornington F4 ITF, Tallahassee Challenger, Stockton Challenger

2017 Italy F11 ITF

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

Marc Polmans in the news

UTR Pro Tennis Series: Polmans, Aiava win Melbourne titles
CHAMPIONS: Marc Polmans and Destanee Aiava won the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Melbourne this week.
2 July, 2020

Marc Polmans and Destanee Aiava win UTR Pro Tennis Series titles in Melbourne.
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Off-court: what are Aussie players reading?
Daria Gavrilova, Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans share isolation updates.
12 June, 2020

Looking for a good book to read or interesting podcast to listen to? Our Aussie players share what's been keeping them entertained.
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Marc Polmans: Building belief
IMPROVING: Marc Polmans in action at Australian Open 2020. Picture: Getty Images
13 May, 2020

Verging on a top 100 breakthrough in singles, Marc Polmans is looking forward to the return of professional tennis to continue chasing his goals.
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A silver lining to isolation?
STAYING POSITIVE: Alex de Minaur in action during the ATP Cup in January. Picture: Getty Images
12 May, 2020

Some of Australia's top-ranked players and past greats share their experiences of COVID-19 isolation.
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