umm dude if u actually read the manga and look at the art work you will notice that the players are standing at the service box - every single one of them - thats why the twist serve or tezuka's serve's are a pain in the ass - the only time i've seen that they are standing at the baseline is during doubles and inui's and chouji's servesOriginally Posted by jayto
also the twist serve is not known as the kick serve - they are two completlely different serve's
The twist serve is more difficult to produce than the kick serve, the topspin, but it's also more difficult to return. Both serves have generous net clearance and a high bounce. The twist serve also curves to the receiver's right in the air and to her left on the bounce, making it harder for the receiver to line up and also putting it more often on the receiver's backhand, where high balls are usually troublesome. Also for a twist serve it's best to use the grip closest to the Eastern backhand which allows you to make clean contact with the ball.