To all one-handed backhand players, what's your default return of serve on first and second serves? I have typically always used slice/chipped returns with some effectiveness: usually my return lands reasonably deep and I miss very few of them, even if the serve is big. The downside of the slice return is that I usually don't gain any advantage starting the point. Smart and aggressive players will also sometimes start to serve/volley on the chipped returns too. Lately, I've started hitting more topspin returns with mixed results: I miss more returns, but when they go in I usually have control of the point. When returning kick serves, it works well if my timing is perfect (can take the ball early and really rip it cross court usually), but if the timing is a bit off, things get ugly fast. What do you guys think? Especially on the kick serve what do you think is the best approach? Slice it back? Take the ball early and hit with topspin? Or go the Gasquet route? (take three steps back and take a big cut from far behind the baseline).