Covid 19 Update - Local Council Lockdown Restrictions from 31st December 2020 - Tier 3 Extended

As you will be aware Sheffield will remain into Tier 3 ( Very High ) under the Local Council Lockdown Restrictions, from Thursday December 31st December 2020.

When we moved to Tier 3 on December 2nd, it seemed very harsh and unfair, but as we watch 75% of the Country now moving to Tier 4, which bans all indoor sport and members could only play singles outside, we look at Tier 3 as a reward for all the City's efforts and we'd have never thought that a month ago ! 

As I’m sure you are all fed up of endless Covid updates, I’ll try and keep this update to a factual set of what’s allowed and not allowed in relation to playing tennis under Tier 3, which is obviously exactly the same as the last months restrictions, but just for clarity, please see the list below.

With the roll out of the new vaccines, we all hope that during the first quarter of 2021 will see numbers drop and life begin to return to normal.

Finally a huge thank you to all our members for their immense support and encouragement over the last year and it just serves to remind us what a great "Abbeydale Family" we have here.


Enjoy New Years Eve as much as is possible in these circumstances and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021 with a lot more hope.

Best Wishes

John & Laura and all at   TEAMABBEYDALE 





Adults Singles and Doubles

Adult Group Coaching ( Max 12 per court )

Adult Individual Tennis Lessons

Junior Group & Individual Coaching



Only permitted for adults from the same household / bubble

Junior Under 18 Group Coaching ( Max 15 per court )

Junior U18 Individual Lessons ( No Spectators on court )

Adult Individual lessons Indoors are now permitted (  Since 28/11/20 Update )



Café only for Take away drinks

Toilets Open ( but not indoor seating areas, changing rooms or showers ) 

              NB:- No Socialising before or after tennis activities






No Adult Coaching Groups allowed

No Singles or Doubles allowed unless all from the same household / bubble



Bar & Café closed ( except take away drinks )

Changing Rooms & Showers closed ( Toilets remain Open )

Clubhouse seating area to remain closed

*New outdoor heated seating area - To be confirmed


No Socialising before or after tennis activity




Revised Club Programme    The new Tier 3 Club Adult Coaching Programme from 2nd Dec

Is now on The Club website at


All Courts now bookable on ClubSpark


Reception Hours  Tier 3

Monday            9am - 9pm

Tuesday            9am - 8pm

Wednesday      9am - 9pm

Thursday           9am - 9pm

Friday                9am - 8pm

Saturday           9am - 4pm 

Sunday              9am - 4pm



Due to slightly restricted reception hours, please initially contact The Club on and once reception hours are confirmed there will be Staff member on site to answer calls on 0114 236 1938 and we also now have a new "Let's Chat" feature where we can help members remotely. This can be found in the bottom right hand corner of every page on The Club website and John, Lucy and Maria will man this on a rota.