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Herb Benham on his rocker.

There's something special about sitting just 5 feet away when guys are hitting a tennis ball at 100 mph.

The spins. The speed. You have to be there in person to see it, Californian columnist Herb Benham says on this edition of "On His Rocker" from his porch.

The matches at the Bakersfield Open at the Bakersfield Racquet Club have been great for this tennis-loving town, Benham says.

So sit back and relax, click on the video below and hear what else Benham has to say. But then hurry up and get to the racquet club!