Lonno, I play the game like you do, and we're the same height. Demo the Prince EXO3 Red 105. It is 27.25" long with a head size of 105 sq. in. It's also lightweight, relatively stiff, and with a good balance of power and control. Racket also volleys well.
Salt air, red wine, olive oil, & Wilson Steam 99s or 105s, depending on the surface.