Marc Polmans

  • Age24
  • 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.
  • Scored his first top-50 win as a No.122-ranked lucky loser at Roland Garros in 2020, defeating France’s world No.38 Ugo Humbert in the first round.

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

2020 123
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

De Minaur wins all-Aussie clash in Stuttgart
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
11 June, 2021

Australia's Alex de Minaur defeats compatriot Jordan Thompson in three sets to move into the quarterfinals at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany.
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Duckworth continues good form in Stuttgart
James Duckworth. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 June, 2021

Australia's James Duckworth has scored his first top-100 win on grass in six years to qualify at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany.
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Qualifying dreams dashed for Aussies at Roland Garros
Australia's Marc Polmans in action at Roland Garros. Picture: Twitter
27 May, 2021

The qualifying runs of Australians Marc Polmans, Ellen Perez and Aleksandar Vukic are over, with all losing their final round matches in Paris.
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Four Aussies aiming to qualify at Roland Garros
AUSSIE HOPES: Ellen Perez, Storm Sanders, Aleksandar Vukic and Marc Polmans have all reached the final qualifying round at Roland Garros. Pictures: Tennis Australia
27 May, 2021

As final qualifying round matches begin in Paris, we have four Australian players still in contention to earn a coveted main draw spot at Roland Garros 2021.
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