Me, tennis and travels – An interview to Marc Polmans

Dear readers and followers, this week we have the possibility to interview a young talented boy of the prestigious Aussie tennis school. I’m talking about Marc Polmans.

Marc was born in Durban, South Africa on 05/02/1997, but he moved to Australia when he was 10. During his junior career (we remember a quarterfinal at Australian Open) he started to play some pro matches and gained his first ranking point in 2012. But it’s on 2016 that he improved very quickly his ranking by winning 4 ITF tournaments. These very good results let him to close year with a new best ranking at 211th position.

He started 2017 with renewed ambitions and infact in the last two weeks he has triumphed in two consecutive ITF 25K tournaments played on Australian clay and this excellent performance will give him the possibility to enter for the first time in the top-200 on next Monday.

But now the interview…

Hi Marc, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments ? 

I have been travelling the world for tennis since I was 13, so for the last 6 years I have been travelling.

Are you able to enjoy and visit the places where you play tournaments ? 

I’m lucky that I get to go to different countries and experience there nice cities. I discovered tennis in South Africa which is where I started playing tennis.

You are from Australia a country known for wonderful cities and incredible natural beauties. Is there some city or hidden place that you would suggest us absolutely to visit of your country?

I love Melbourne and the city is very nice with many nice restaurants.

You was born in Durban, South Africa. What about this country?

Yes I was born in Durban and moved to Australia when I was 10. South Africa has very nice beaches and nice weather, also the wild life there is amazing!

To travel is very expensive for a tennis player too. Do you use any particular trick to save money in booking flights and hotels?

Yes tennis is very expensive to travel but I’m lucky that Tennis Australia help me a bit with travel expenses. I also try to stay at cheaper hotels and stay with a friend to share costs.

What are your next tournaments planned and your professional goals for 2017?

My next plans are I’m leaving for Europe on the 20th of April to play tournaments such as French open qualifying and Wimbledon qualifying, my goal is to get improving my game and my ranking.

Thanks for your kindness Marc.

Thanks to you Gianluca.

Marc was lucky enough to spend (until now) half his life in South Africa and half in Australia, that is two incredible countries with many different attractions for tourists.  I like to think that one day I will go to visit both countries and to see live a breathtaking place like this:

Table Mountain, Cape Town (South Africa)
…or this one:

Kangaroo Island (Australia)
At the moment I can just suggest to visit these sites to organize your vacations there:

  1. South African Tourism
  3. To book your hotel


See you soon guys!!!



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