Marc Polmans

  • Age21
  • 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



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

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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Tough AO draws for Kyrgios, De Minaur, Tomic
Nick Kyrgios in action at the Brisbane International (Getty Images)
10 January, 2019

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have drawn Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic respectively in the first round at Melbourne Park, while Alex De Minaur could face Rafael Nadal in the last…
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Polmans set to take the next step
Marc Polmans (Getty Images)
10 January, 2019

After a career-best season in 2018, Victorian Marc Polmans is targeting more play at ATP events and Grand Slams in 2019 - starting with the Australian Open, where he has received…
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Bourchier ousts top seed in Canberra
Harry BOURCHIER (AUS)  during day three of the East Hotel Canberra Challenger 2019 #EastCBRCH. Match was played at Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham, Canberra, ACT on Tuesday 8 January 2019. Photo: Ben Southall. #Tennis #Canberra
8 January, 2019

Tasmanian Harry Bourchier has a career-best win defeating world No.73 Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain at the ATP Challenger 80 event in Canberra
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