Marc Polmans

  • Age22
  • Born 2 May 1997
  • LivesEast Brighton, Victoria
  • CoachPeter Luczak and John McCurdy
“To play qualifying of all of the Slams (in 2018) was a big confidence booster because I gained a lot of experience from playing. Now a big Aussie Open is coming up soon - I'm looking forward to that.”

— Marc Polmans, 10 Jan 2019

» Polmans set to take the next step

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



2019 Zhangjiagang 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


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

Harris, Popyrin, Kubler a win away from Wimbledon
Andrew Harris in action during his victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying (Getty Images)
27 June, 2019

Australians Andrew Harris, Alexei Popyrin and Jason Kubler win through to the final round of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
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Flawless day for Australia at Wimbledon qualifying
Alex Bolt (Getty Images)
25 June, 2019

Australia's men went a stunning eight-from-eight on Day 1 of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
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Wimbledon: Popyrin leads Aussie qualifying charge
Alexei Popyrin (Getty Images)
24 June, 2019

Eight Australian men will on Monday take to the grass courts of Roehampton, vying for a place in the main draw at Wimbledon.
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Kubler wins, Kokkinakis withdraws in Paris
Jason Kubler; Getty Images
21 May, 2019

Jason Kubler wins his opening match in French Open qualifying but injury forces Thanasi Kokkinakis to withdraw.
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