Rick Borland and Judy Peake won Manitoba’s mixed doubles title as a brother-sister team in 1969.
Judy (née Borland) Peake
Born: January 1, 1942
Died: April 5, 2014 (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Member: Manitoba Tennis Hall of Fame (2008)
Judy Peake won four Canadian junior tennis championships and three Canadian junior badminton championships. In her career over both sports, she won 29 provincial titles.
At United College, then an affiliate of the University of Manitoba, she was twice named the school’s female athlete of the year.
In 1969, she won ladies’ singles, ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles at both the Manitoba open tennis championship and the Manitoba open badminton championship. (She won the tennis doubles title with her brother, Rick Borland.) The performance led to her winning the Errick F. Willis Memorial Trophy as Manitoba’s female athlete of the year in 1970.
At the award ceremony, she revealed she had won a silver medal in women’s doubles at the Canada Summer Games in Halifax the previous summer while four-and-a-half-months pregnant, a fact known only by her family.
Away from racquet sports, she operated Dominion Antique Auctions and Dominion Estate Sales with her husband, Ronald Peake, whom she married in 1967. He predeceased her. She leaves two sons, two grandchildren, and her brother.
Connie Blaney (left) and Judy Peake won Manitoba’s women’s doubles title in 1969.