Marc Polmans

  • Age20
  • 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

2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813



2017 Canberra F2 ITF, Canberra F3 ITF

2016 Mozambique F1 ITF, Mozambique F2 ITF, Zimbabwe F2 ITF, Alice Springs F5 ITF


2017 Italy F11 ITF

2016 Zimbabwe F1 ITF, USA F25 ITF, USA F26 ITF, Brisbane F6 ITF, Canberra Challenger

Marc Polmans in the news

Three Australians advance in Newport
FINDING FORM: Sam Groth has scored his first ATP-level win since January to reach the second round in Newport; Getty Images
19 July, 2017

Sam Groth, Akira Santillan and Matthew Ebden are into the second round of the ATP World Tour tournament.
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Groth, Ebden qualify at Newport
IMPRESSIVE FORM:  Sam Groth has qualified for the ATP tournament in Newport; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Australians Sam Groth and Matthew Ebden earn place in Newport main draw.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 4
Arina Rodionova hydrates at Wimbledon during her first-round epic against 16th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova; Getty Images
6 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova prepares for the biggest match of her career in the Wimbledon women's singles while Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and John Peers kick off their doubles campaigns.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 3
Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis (right) and Jordan Thompson with their Brisbane International trophy.
5 July, 2017

Several Aussie stars team up on the doubles court on Wednesday at Wimbledon, including the Rodionova sisters and Brisbane champs Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson.
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