In the congress held in June 2018, the IFBT members decided to create the new International Federation of Gym Racket independent of the Beach Tennis Federation.

This gives full autonomy to the IFGR for the maximum development of the sport.

On 20 September the International Federation of Gym Racket was created by the founding members in the city of Barcelona with the aim of promoting the sport of the gym racket around the world.

The new federation is the world governing body for the sport of Gym Racket.

In the assembly foundational decided to choose as President of the international federation Mr. Joan Egea, and as Senior Vice-President Mr. Giandomenico Bellettini.