Ian Griffin has 17 years of coaching experience starting at the age of sixteen, where he played at Manydown Tennis Centre in Basingstoke under head coach Bryan Farrelly.
At eighteen Ian completed a two year BND in Sports Science and achieved fifteen distinctions and one merit. He then went to Bournemouth university and studied a four year BSc in Sports Development & Coaching Sciences with a third year out in industry gaining a 2:1.
In his year out Ian started coaching in Shaftesbury, working closely with Active Sports, Dorset LTA, Shaftesbury Sports College, North Dorset County Council and Marnhull Tennis Club. This was the start of Shaftesbury Cmmunity Tennis Club and Griffin Tennis Academy.
In 2010 Ian was nominated for Dorset tennis coach of the year, and in 2011 he was again nominated and won the award.
In December 2016 he achieved the LTA's highest coaching qualifiaction the level 5 Master Club Coach.