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

2017 318
2016 226
2015 843
2014 1035
2013 1581
2012 1813



2018 Launceston Challenger

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

Polmans claims maiden Challenger
11 February, 2018

An all-Aussie final in Launceston has seen Marc Polmans defeat Bradley Mousley to win his first ATP Challenger title.
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Polmans, Mousley in all-Aussie final
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11:  Marc Polmans of Australia competes against Luke Saville of Australia in his first round Australian Open December Showdown match at Melbourne Park on December 11, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
10 February, 2018

Marc Polmans will face Bradley Mousley in Sunday's Launceston ATP Challenger final with each vying for their maiden title.
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Polmans passes second seed in Launceston
Marc Polmans (AUS) in action during Day four of the Apis Canberra International #ApisCBRINTL. Match was played at Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham, Canberra, ACT on Tuesday 31 October 2017. Photo: Ben Southall. #Tennis #Canberra
5 February, 2018

Marc Polmans moves past Japanese second seed Yoshihito Nishioka in the opening round of the Launceston ATP Challenger on Monday.
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De Minaur v Bolt in Australian Open Play-off final
Alex De Minaur in action at the Australian Open 2018 Play-off; Getty Images
15 December, 2017

It will be a battle between the top seeds in the AO Play-off final after Alex De Minaur and Alex Bolt scored semifinal vctories at Melbourne Park on Friday.
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