It went professional in 1896 in Trenton, New Jersey. The first professional league was formed in 1898.
Before World War I, the Amateur Athletic Union and the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (forerunner of the National Collegiate Athletic Association) vied for control over the rules for the game. The first professional league, the National Basketball League, was formed in 1898 to protect players from exploitation and to promote a less rough game. This league only lasted five years.
Basketball was founded in 1891, but the NBA was only founded in 1946.
During the mid-1950's it was a very popular college and university sport.
a long time ago
1968 == ==
you keep practicing your skills, and become a professional!
There are many places where one could go to train to become a professional tennis player. One could go find a mentor or coach and just practice until they are at the professional level.
You can turn pro at any age. The ITF does not have an age restriction. Margaret Lumia turned pro at the age of 53 in Sep 2010. She has played quite a few matches and is currently ranked WTA 775
She became a professional golf player in 2000.
Men's tennis organisation: ATP Women's tennis organisation: WTA
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The tennis match is rescheduled to the next closest date. In professional tennis, if a game is completely called off due to weather conditions, the game is played the next day if possible (and each day thereafter if the next day is not available).
The game of basketball has become a very professional sport