To answer your question. NO, they are not the same.
Topspin serves bounce up.
Originally Posted by ThizServe
is the kick serve the same as a top spin serve? because i was doing it and someone said called it a kick serve and another said it was a top spin.
Kick serves bounce to the side.
Now, for a little extra comment: Even though they are considered two different types of serves, they will still cross each others boundaries. Its not like comparing topspin and slice (where one is OBVIOUSLY nothing like the other). The topspin and kick will be similar in several respects. I wont go into why and how because you were really asking for that!