Jonathan Engelbrecht, grew up playing tennis in Johannesburg, South Africa. His entire junior career he was ranked in the top ten in singles and doubles nationally. At the age of 16 he was selected to represent South Africa at the South American Tennis Championships. At 17, he competed internationally and acquired a junior world ranking for singles and doubles. Jonathan, graduated and received a scholarship to play at the University of Utah.
His sophomore year he transferred to Weber State, also a division one school in Utah. There he played number one singles and doubles for the remainder of his college career. He captained the team his junior and senior year and won MVP both years as well. Jonathan, was named Big Sky Conference player numerous times within his conference. Jonathan graduated in Psychology and Philosophy. He has been teaching in the area for over 15 years. He now spends his winters teaching at Chelsea Piers.