Marc Polmans

  • 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

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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.
  • Won his first Grand Slam main draw match at Australian Open 2020, overcoming world No.68 Mikhail Kukushkin in five sets

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

2019 132
2018 144
2017 318
2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813



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


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

Two Aussies into final round of Roland Garros qualifying
Australia's Marc Polmans at Roland Garros this week. Picture: Twitter
2 hours ago

Marc Polmans and Aleksandar Vukic are both one win away from earning a place in the Roland Garros main draw.
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Five Australians continue Roland Garros qualifying quest
AUSSIE HOPES: Max Purcell, Arina Rodionova, Aleksandar Vukic, Astra Sharma and Marc Polmans are contesting Roland Garros qualifying. Pictures: Getty Images
23 hours ago

As Roland Garros qualifying continues in Paris, five Australians remain in contention for a coveted main draw place.
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Vukic saves two match points in Roland Garros win
ON THE RISE: Aleksandar Vukic in action during Australian Open qualifying earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
22 September, 2020

Aleksandar Vukic makes a winning debut in Roland Garros qualifying - but he had to save two match points to defeat Spain's Carlos Alcaraz.
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Polmans makes winning start in Roland Garros qualifying
Marc Polmans in action at the Australian Open earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
21 September, 2020

Australian Marc Polmans scores impressive Grand Slam qualifying win in Paris.
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