One of the most difficult skills for the average player to learn is match strategy. There are several reasons for this.
1. It requires the ability to focus on what your opponent is doing. This can be difficult when your own strokes are not sound.
2. It requires a lot of experience to realize what strategies work against different styles.
3. Finally, it is hard to fine much in writing regarding match tactics. This is largely due to the complexity and individuality of the issue.