Originally Posted by dunlopkickserve
I don't really hit the topspin serve because it's so uncomfortable. Instead I use what I call a 3/4 kicker where i don't use the full topspin on my serve but rather take a little spin off and add a little more power.
Knowing how to mix up slice/kick/twist is great in matches. It is pretty funny when the entire time you hit kick serves to your opponents backhand, and once you feel they are starting to read it, you throw in a twist serve.