PLAYER PROFILE

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Canberra F2 ITF, Canberra F3 ITF

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

Finals

2017 Italy F11 ITF

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

Marc Polmans in the news

Santillan advances in US Open qualifying
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Akira Santillan of Australia in action in his match against Boris Pokotilov of Russia during the Australian Open 2015 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
23 August, 2017

Australian Akira Santillan took a step closer to the main draw of the US Open with victory on Tuesday at Flushing Meadows.
Read more
Thompson pushes Zverev all the way
Jordan Thompson in action against Alexander Zverev in the second round of the Citi Open in Washington DC; Getty Images
3 August, 2017

It took all of Alexander Zverev's weapons to subdue Australia's Jordan Thompson in a thrilling second-round match at Washington DC's Citi Open. Nick Kyrgios and…
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
read more articles