He was born in Streatham and is recorded living at 8 Kingscourt Road in the late 50s, early 60s
Tindall established himself in the Chelsea first team and he struck up a prolific strike partnership with the emerging Jimmy Greaves. In the 1960–61 season, they scored 59 goals between them (16 for Tindall, 43 for Greaves)
On signing for Chelsea, Tindall negotiated a special arrangement with the club, whereby he was allowed to miss the first and last months of the football season to play cricket for Surrey. Tindall was an all-rounder, a right-handed middle order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.