- 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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- 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.
- 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
2023 Canberra ITF
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
Fan favourites Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will lead the Aussie charge at Australian Open 2024.
Australian Kimberly Birrell is among the first batch of main-draw singles wildcard recipients for Australian Open 2024.
Alex de Minaur is among eight Australian men to finish the 2023 season inside the top 100 in singles, the most to achieve this feat since 1998.
Arina Rodionova achieves a career-high in the latest WTA Tour singles rankings and becomes the new top-ranked Australian woman.