Holly Wedding fires first serve at DTC

Photo of Austin ChastainAustin Chastain, 

Nov. 3, 2021Updated: Nov. 3, 2021 12:19 p.m.

Lifelong tennis player and recent COVID-19 survivor Holly Wedding waves to the crowd before making the ceremonial first serve for the Dow Tennis Classic Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at the Greater Midland Tennis Center. (Katy Kildee/kkildee@mdn.net)

(Katy Kildee/kkildee@mdn.net)

Holly Wedding finds her happy place on the tennis court.

After a long and arduous battle with COVID-19, Wedding has made her way back to the court.

The Birch Run native fired the first serve of Tuesday’s feature match at the Dow Tennis Classic. 

Watch the inspiring first serve and hear how much it meant to Wedding to have the moment, and have her family by her side. 

Read more on Wedding’s story and her return to the court in preparation for the memorable serve.

Austin Chastain is currently a senior at Central Michigan University. He’s originally from Grand Rapids. He plays golf in his free time and earned a second-place sports column from the Michigan Community College Press Association in 2018.