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

Biggest movers: Barty in top 10, gains for Stosur, Thompson
(L-R) Jordan Thompson, Ash Barty and Sam Stosur all made gains following the Miami Open (Getty Images)
2 April, 2019

In the week that Ash Barty cracked the world's top 10, there were also significant improvements in the rankings for fellow Aussies Sam Stosur and Jordan Thompson after good…
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Polmans wins ATP Challenger in China
Marc Polmans (Getty Images)
25 March, 2019

Marc Polmans wins his second career ATP Challenger title after triumphing at the weekend in Zhangjiagang, China.
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Biggest movers: Barty on brink of top 10
Ash Barty celebrates her third-round victory at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
19 March, 2019

After a run to the fourth round of Indian Wells, Ash Barty rises to world No.11, and trails No.10 Serena Williams by just 11 ranking points.
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Thompson, Ebden, Millman victorious in AO openers
(L-R) John Millman, Jordan Thompson and Matt Ebden (Getty Images)
14 January, 2019

Jordan Thompson, Matt Ebden and John Millman boosted Australia's first-round winner's list to eight players with solid outings at Melbourne Park on Monday.
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