Marc Polmans

  • Age21
  • 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

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

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: top 40 debut for Millman, De Minaur
John Millman at the US Open
11 September, 2018

Impressive performances at the US Open have boosted John Millman and Alex De Minaur to career-high rankings. Australia now has four men inside the top 50 for the first time since…
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Aussies fall in US Open qualifying
Jaimee Fourlis; Getty Images
25 August, 2018

Alex Bolt, Marc Polmans and Jaimee Fourlis all came within a win of the US Open main draw yet fell in the final round of qualifying at Flushing Meadows on Friday.
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Tough draw for Aussie hopefuls at US Open
MASON, OH - AUGUST 17:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns a shot to Simona Halep of Romania during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
24 August, 2018

Australia's Ash Barty, Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios could face big names early on in New York, while there are tough openers for Sam Stosur and James Duckworth.
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Bolt, Fourlis, Polmans one win from US Open main draw
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
24 August, 2018

It was a great day for Australia in US Open qualifying on Thursday, with Alex Bolt, Jaimee Fourlis and Marc Polmans advancing to the final round. Should they win, there will be…
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